We've been counting down for months.
Now, Bounce TV Chattanooga, the first local African American Television Network is here.
News 12's Nordia Epps has more on the new viewing option....from the Civil Rights icons who started the network.
Andrew Young, Bounce TV Ambassador, "The only network we've had is the network that Gladys Knight used to sing about… we 'heard it on the grapevine'. It was the grapevine that carried us during the movement. It was "Jet" and "Ebony". But we've never had a TV network or station that we control that goes from coast to coast."
Civil Rights icons Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III are among the founders of the network headquartered in Atlanta.
Bounce T.V. offers blockbuster movies, sports, documentaries, original sitcoms...along with some oldies but goodies... and faith based programs.
It's all free and right at your fingertips on Channel 12.2.
Martin Luther King, III, "When we look at television historically, uh, historically while there have been some African American programs on television on the major or primary networks, it usually is very few. So an African American network gives an opportunity to increase and to also have the right kind of programs on it. To me, that's very important ."
Chattanooga joins more than two dozen cities across the country offering one of the fastest growing networks in television.
Bounce TV replaces Tuff TV.Click here for a list of cable channels where you can find Bounce TV.